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The Incredible Benefits Of Being Bilingual

The Incredible Benefits Of Being Bilingual | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. So are those who speak only one language missing out?
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Even though this article is about the benefits of being bilingual, myths are mentioned and dispelled in it. Very interesting article.
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Fred Genesee: 'Myths and Misunderstandings about Dual Language Acquisition in Young Learners'

FAAPI 2013 - Keynote presentation (September 27th, 2013) Fred Genesee: 'Myths and Misunderstandings about Dual Language Acquisition in Young Learners' There ...

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Books of Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom Second Language Acquisition

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Managing Diversity - Language Magazine

Managing Diversity - Language Magazine | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
Anne Scatchell argues that administrators need specific training to successfully manage culturally diverse classrooms “I know that I don’t have a background in working with English language learners, but aren’t you using far too many videos in your...
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A comprehensive article. Administrators should read it.

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Managing Diversity - Language Magazine

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Administrators need to acquire the knowledge necessary to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive instruction for all of their students.
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This article addresses issues broader than just myths in language acquisition.

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Managing Diversity - Language Magazine

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Administrators need to acquire the knowledge necessary to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive instruction for all of their students.
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Not exactly about myths but definitely about misconceptions of what constitutes best practices for language learners.

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Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find

Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language, sometimes speaking a second language like a native speaker within months. Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence.
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Bilingualism Can Help Close Learning Gaps for Immigrant Students

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“ While exposing children to more than one language is all the rage among affluent parents, lower-income immigrant kids may benefit most of all.”
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Another article which dispels the myths.

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Bilingualism Can Help Close Learning Gaps for Immigrant Students

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While exposing children to more than one language is all the rage among affluent parents, lower-income immigrant kids may benefit most of all.
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Another article which dispels the myths.

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Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago

Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
Linguistic professor chimes in on why California's senator pushing to repeal the bilingual education ban is long overdue.

Via Dr. Kathleen Contreras
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This article includes myths and misconceptions about language learning, especially in the Spanish speaking community.

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Bilingual literacy skills double their value as a cognitive, social, and economic resource for a multilingual state and nation. Invest now and reap the return in the future.

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This article includes myths and misconceptions about language learning.

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Being Multilingual: Learning languages – what for?

Being Multilingual: Learning languages – what for? | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
Saying this, however, is about as interesting as saying that monolinguals have one language for exactly the same reasons: we all acquire whatever number of languages we need to use in our daily business.
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The Language Instinct | Cultural Life

The Language Instinct | Cultural Life | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
As well as a thought-provoking discussion of the nature of language acquisition, Pinker debunks common misconceptions surrounding language. ... However, according to Pinker, this is nothing more than an urban myth.
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Correcting Pernicious Myths About Dual Language Learners | NewAmerica.org

Correcting Pernicious Myths About Dual Language Learners | NewAmerica.org | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
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Here is a summary of the report on myths about dual language learning. It also links to the full report.

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Interview with Steven Pinker

We're really excited to have gotten to interview Steven Pinker recently! Dr. Pinker is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard, and a best-sel...

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Fascinating! And, there are many links if you want to pursue this line of thought.

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Q&A with grammar guru Steven Pinker - The Daily Tar Heel

Q&A with grammar guru Steven Pinker - The Daily Tar Heel | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
“Psycholinguist and New York Times best-selling author Steven Pinker gave a talk Sunday at Flyleaf Books to discuss his seventh book, “The Sense of Style.” ”
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Bilingualism And Brain Health: Learning A Second Language Boosts Cognitive ... - Medical Daily

Bilingualism And Brain Health: Learning A Second Language Boosts Cognitive ... - Medical Daily | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
“A bilingual and multilingual brain boosts cognitive function, which can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
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Myths and Misconceptions about Grammar

Myths and Misconceptions about Grammar- a reporting this college :>

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Managing Diversity - Language Magazine

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“Language Magazine Managing Diversity Language Magazine Administrators need to acquire the knowledge necessary to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive instruction for all of their students.”
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B/ND Program: Workshop: Language Acquisition

How can we overcome the struggle of learning a new language? For the final week of workshops, the teacher learned about the stages of language acquisition and myths and misconceptions surrounding second language ...
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A wealth of information about language acquisition.

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Facts, Myths, and Reality of Speaking English

“There are a lot of myths preventing people from learning and using the English language effectively. Once you know the facts, you will be able to spot the my...”
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The importance of dual language immersion programs - Educational ...

The importance of dual language immersion programs - Educational ... | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
“The proposal is for dual language immersion (DLI) programs, which differ slightly from bilingual education programs,” Carter said. “The goal is to give students education in all core areas in both languages – acquiring English ...
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Challenging%20Common%20Myths%20Update.pdf

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Very thorough update about the myths and misconceptions of language acquisition in early learners.

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Language and disguistic

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This might not be the place for this book,  but it serves as a guide for you to look up the definition or example of linguistic terms. It would be a good accompanying guide for a linguistics course.

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The Bilingual Advantage - Santa Barbara Independent

The Bilingual Advantage - Santa Barbara Independent | Myths and Misconceptions about language acquisition | Scoop.it
The Bilingual Advantage Santa Barbara Independent Researchers from Northwestern University performed a meta-comparison of academic outcomes for both majority and minority language speakers in bilingual immersion schools as well as traditional...
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Age and acquisition

first and second language acquisition. Factors that affect acquisition.

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This has some interesting information about brain research and language learning.

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